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Lecture Notes - Hist 143 February 13, 2008 * Mexico becomes...

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Hist 143 February 13, 2008 * Mexico becomes a republic in 1824 Full of Spaniards who were the dominant group * Spaniards expelled in 1828 * Spanish retaliation in 1829 The only place in LA that the Spanish retaliated Mexico was the most precious jewel of the Spanish crown * The Anti-Spanish feeling was very popular * Right after independence, the people who were ruling are usually those who  have a liberal view and who are in an influential position Want to control the church Much support for the church from the Mexican people * Liberals who were predominant in the 1820s are out in 1834 Period of reaction and conservative predominance Very typical of LA as a whole * After independence, there was usually much liberal high hopes, and the  liberals fail to achieve because society is so different from what they are  trying to remake it into Not many resources Much resistance from those who would lose privileges if society was more  egalitarian and those who don’t have privileges but support the church * One of the things that develops in Mexico is that two political parties develop:  liberals and conservatives Liberals: stood for a vision that implied transforming LA societies along the 
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